Squat Form Check *vid*

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  1. Tumbles

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    I think your form is pretty good for a standard parallel squat. You dont seem to be leaning into your toes too much, but getting some flat souled shoes might help with that.
     
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    idk why but that made me chuckle
     
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    yeah you seem to be leaning a lil too much on your toes..from this angle it seems your knees are going too far foward, but maybe i'm wrong.
     
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    Good vid though, thanks for the link.

    Thanks for the pointers so far everyone:wiggle:
     
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    Whoah, last rep was pretty dumb dude :rofl:

    I agree with the others above, you appear to be pushing from the balls of your feet instead of your heels. Also, you want to almost push your knees OUT on the way up....like you are showing your cock-n-balls to everyone in the gym.
     
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    haha i figured why not try for it. i told myself before i started that i was going to do 20, and the worst that could happen was making a lot of noise

    i'm going to try different shoes next time, see if that helps with where i push on my feet.
     
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    your knees are sliding forward

    the point of back squatting is to load your hips, letting your knees slide forward transfers some of the load to your quads
     
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    You need flat shoes like some chuck taylors, or even try barefooted. I deadlift barefooted and I like the feel of it.
     
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    knees too far forward. you wanna keep them behind your toes.
     
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    damn brosef. that last rep was scary.

    why didnt you just do a quick dump?
     
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    your knees are fine. knees will have to move forward the deeper you squat without overloading the low back
     
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    also learn how to dump. straighten up and let the bar roll down
     
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    no. knees should not be continually sliding forward. this equates to hamstring slackness, which is damaging for the knees in the long run. it doesn't matter how far the knees get ahead as long as they don't keep sliding at the bottom.
     
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    Nigga what?
     
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    When you squat, act like you're trying to find the shitter in the dark. And invest in some chucks.
     
  18. Mr. Badass

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    srsly. you just collapsed right under the bar :ugh:
     
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    get yourself a pair of those right dur
     
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    :ugh: its fuckin impossible to squat deep without having knees moving forward. and IIRC you can't even squat 315
     
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    i'm 140. :o working on that 315. :hs:

    i agree you can't get deep without knees moving forward. i'm just saying they should not be sliding forward once you are descending into the hole.

    the correctly-performed back squat (knees remain stable and do not move forward as you're descending into the hole) is so good for the knees because quads pull on the front of the knees and hams pull on back of the knees evenly, and adductors and abuctors pull on the sides of the knees. when everything is pull evenly like this, the tendons and ligaments around your knees get stronger. in fact, seniors with arthritis have cured their knees performing correct barbell back squats.

    what happens when your knees keep sliding forward? hamstring tension is compromised, meaning quads will pull on the front of your knees greater than hams will pull on the back of your knees. this is not good in the long run.

    this is all covered in starting strength by the way. i'm just paraphrasing the words of mark rippetoe here.

    http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Stre...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208245954&sr=8-1
     
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    also, depth doesn't mean shit. we squat to develop glute strength, which is a function of how much you bend at the waist, not depth.

    getting deeper just implies a more upright torso and knees further in front. i could be activating my posterior chain to the same degree squatting higher if i had more forward lean.
     
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    this does not make any sense as the latter contradicts with the former statement. and secondly, knees will have to move forward once you descend past parallel. try squatting below parallel up against a wall without your knees touching.
     
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    you don't know how to squat correctly. read starting strength.
     
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